ringlunatic: (Radiohead (live Victioria Park June 25))
Behind the cut:
- my trips to Tuscany, London & Berlin
- the starting a mill-museum project
- concerts (apparently I went to 26 gigs this year)
- meeting friends, graduation and other stuff

my year in pictures (and some words) )
ringlunatic: (U2!beLIEve)
Because every self-respecting music geek does it.

I always find it a bit silly to name one album 'the best album of [insert year]', cause really? Who has heard ALL the albums that were released? Either way, these are my favourite albums of this year. The order can change, but this is how it is today.

The reasons why they are in the list can be different. It can be because the music made me so damn happy, or because it's so beautiful, or I love the style or it gives me such happy memories or whatever.

♫ This is not the sound of a new man or crispy realization / It's the sound of the unlocking and the lift away ♫
Bon Iver completely stole my heart with his voice and his lyrics. For Emma, Forever Ago is an utterly gorgeous album with just a guy and his guitar, singing with a ridiculous pretty voice. I saw him live twice this year, with a band and the songs are great that way as well. Bon Iver never fails to make me ache with it's beauty.
Highlights: Flume, Skinny Love & Re:Stacks

♫ And it's the fame that put words in her mouth / She couldn't help, but spit them out ♫
I LOVE The Last Shadow Puppets. I like them way better than the Arctic Monkeys and The Rascals and seeing The Rascals live made me realize what a big influence Miles Kane has on this album. Either way, they sound like the love child of Scott Walker.
Highlights: Standing Next To Me, My Mistakes Were Made For You & Black Plant

♫ Spineless dreamers hide in churches ♫
Keane-boys always make me happy. This album is completely different from the others, but it makes me dance and jump and be silly so that's good. I like how it's influenced by Bowie and the Talking Heads, cause you can't really go wrong with that, can you? Tom's voice is as ridiculously pretty as usual, plus they added Jesse Quin as bassist!
Highlights: Better Than This, You Haven't Told Me Anything, Perfect Symmetry & You Don't See Me

continued )
ringlunatic: (The Last Shadow Puppets)

THEY PLAYED A BEATLES COVER! Really had to get that out of my system. The Last Shadow Puppets yesterday were incredible! All the hype is definitely deserved.

Alex Turner (from the Arctic Monkeys) was a bit more relaxed than when I saw him with his Monkeys. Still not really a happy, jumpy kind of singer, who is great with talking to crowds, but he said more things this time then last year ;) He seemed to genuinely enjoy himself and you can clearly see that he and Miles are great friends.

Miles Kane (from the Rascals) completely stole my heart. I'm so in love with his skinny legs, his suit, his big smiles and his personality. What a cute guy! Seriously. Also a rather good guitarist if you ask me.

The Last Shadow Puppets were just really good. Miles looked like he belonged in The Beatles and Alex like he was a little Elf with a rockstar attitude. They had a 16 men orchestra behind them, and an amazing drummer. They played their entire album, plus some b-sides and covers (Paris Summer by Nancy Sinatra with the leadsinger from their support-act Ipso Facto, I Want You (She's So Heavy) by The Beatles (!!!!), Heat Of The Morning by David Bowie and Memories by Leonard Cohen). I thought they were amazing. What a great sound! I can only hope those two work together again (and I really need to check out The Rascals now).

The support act was Ipso Facto, and a bit rubbish if you ask me. They just all seemed incredibly bored and forced by gunpoint to be on that stage. Only the drummer was fantastic.

Anyway, setlist:

1. In My Room
2. The Age Of The Understatement
3. Calm Like You
4. Black Plant
5. Gas Dance
6. Only The Truth
7. Paris Summer
8. Seperate And Ever Deadly
9. Hangt The Cyst
10. I Want You (She’s So Heavy)
11. My Mistakes Were Made For You
12. I Don’t Like You Anymore
13. The Heat Of The Morning
14. The Chamber
15. Time Has Come Again
16. The Meeting Place

17. Memories
18. Standing Next To Me

all my pics

I have video's from I Want You (She’s So Heavy), Memories and Standing Next To Me Behind the cut )

ringlunatic: (Who!10)
The last couple of weeks I've had a rather evil throat infection that made me really ill. The doctor's first thought it might be whooping cough, but thank God that wasn't it since that's contagious and it would have been horrid since I'm in the middle of three rather big research projects that force me to go out often. Anyway, I'm finally starting to feel human again, so I figured it's time to post about the fun things this month has brought me so far.


The seats were a lot better than I feared (even though you can't really tell by the pic, but I really like this one so whatever). Coldplay was fantastic. They played all my favourites from Viva La Vida, plus parts of Trouble and Amsterdam, so I was a happy bunny. The way those guys play with the audience is just fantastic. I must say that Album!Coldplay < Live!Coldplay.


The day after Coldplay in the early morning (I was home at around 2 the night before) I graduated. Now I'm a Bachelor of Arts, what a stupid title is that?

De Kift

No pictures, but I went to see the Dutch band De Kift. I love them SO MUCH. They are from my hometown, but rather known in the alternative circuit of the Netherlands. They are good enough to do a special project this year where they will cover a song by bands like Franz Ferdinand and Calexico, while they cover a song by De Kift in return. Watch the video. Seriously. Their lyrics make me so happy.

Tonight I will go and see The Last Shadow Puppets. Really looking forward to that :)


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